How successful is AARC’s program?

AARC ‘s goal is to see clients graduate from our program sober, reunited with their families and prepared to rejoin the world of school or work. That process is never easy or straightforward. However, we are certain that the program is successful when compared to other types of treatment.

Ask the people who know best — Families Treated by AARC

The intensity of treatment demanded by the program means that our total number of families is relatively small. Instead of large-scale statistical analysis, AARC conducts small, confidential surveys of client and family satisfaction. Family surveys are self-reported. AARC does not conduct intrusive procedures such as drug tests to confirm the results.

The most recent survey was conducted in 2003 by Dr Michael Q Patton, former president of the American Evaluation Society. The results, published in 2005, show that 83 out of 100 graduates surveyed reported that they were sober at the time of the survey. Forty-eight said that they had been sober since graduation.

AARC is currently working with the the University of Maryland and University of Minnesota to develop a new study of the program, with results scheduled to be released in 2017.

The new study is currently underway. You can read about it here.